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TCG Announces Additional Edgerton Foundation New American Play Awards

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced a second round of 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play awards. As previously reported, 19 theaters received support during the first round of grants, which are designed to provide for extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays.

The New York-based companies that have received grants are Atlantic Theater Company for Gabe McKinley’s CQ/CX; Manhattan Theatre Club for David Auburn’s The Columnist; Playwrights Horizons for Gina Gionfriddo’s Rapture, Blister, Burn; The Public Theater for Nathan Englander’s Twenty-Seventh Man; Signature Theatre Company for Katori Hall’s Hurt Village; and Women’s Project for Catherine Trieschmann’s How the World Began.

In Chicago, companies receiving grants include Chicago Dramatists & About Face, for The Kid Thing, by Sarah Gubbins, and Goodman Theatre for Fish Men, by Cándido Tirado.

In California, grants were given to Berkeley Repertory Theatre for Bill Cain’s How to Write a New Book for the Bible; Geffen Playhouse for Alan Alda’s Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie; The Old Globe for Some Lovers, by Burt Bacharach & Steven Sater; South Coast Repertory for Prince of Atlantis by Steven Druckman; and TheatreWorks for Clementine in the Lower 9 by Dan Dietz.

Other grants have gone to Alliance Theatre for Stephen King & John Mellencamp’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; American Repertory Theatre for Wild Swans, adapted by Alexandra Wood from the memoir by Jung Chang; The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, for Lisa Loomer’s Two Things You Don’t Talk About at Dinner; Hartford Stage for Water By the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes; Horizon Theatre Company for Waffle Chronicles by Larry Larson & Eddie Levi Lee; McCarter Theatre Center for The Convert, by Danai Gurira; Oregon Shakespeare Festival for All the Way by Robert Schenkkan; Portland Stage for Trouble is My Business, adapted by James Glossman from short stories by Raymond Chandler; and Signature Theatre for Brother Russia, by John Dempsey & Dana Rowe.

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